The Art of R and R Studio in the Social Sciences

Teaching Assistant Peter Chai and Undergraduate Senior Blair Xing at the School of Political Science and Economics introduces the programming language R and its popular interface RStudio. Attend the event to learn how to program in R, visualize datasets, and inspect and interpret data in RStudio.

Mar 25, 2022, 4:00 – 5:30 AM



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About this event


Hands-on workshop all majors welcomed! This workshop aims to provide a brief introduction to the programing language R and its popular interface RStudio, and emphasis will be placed on the application of R and the Tidyverse package in empirical research in the social sciences, such as political science. The speakers will go through several sets of codes that enable us to clean, summarize, and visualize datasets, and some particular issues in research design including model building and hypothesis testing will be discussed such as variable types, correlation and causation, observational and experimental studies, and sampling strategies. At the end of this workshop, the participants are expected to obtain some basic knowledge of R and acquire some general insights into how to inspect and interpret data in RStudio. No prerequisite knowledge will be needed, as we will explain from the basics, but i is useful to download R and RStudio before the event.



  • Peter Chai

    Waseda University

    Teaching and Research Assistant

  • Blair Xing

    Waseda University

    Fourth-year Undergraduate Student


  • Advaith Sriram

    GDSC Waseda

    Chapter Lead


  • Takumi Otsuka

    GDSC Waseda

    GDSC Lead

  • Harshita Chivukula

    Outreach Lead

  • Hyonjoon PARK

    Finance Lead

  • Priya Pramod MUKKUNDI

    Project Lead

  • Haruki Oyama

    Frontend Lead

  • Gunjan S

    Backend Lead

  • Lahiru Udawatta

    Agile Lead

  • Takato Muramatsu

    Education Co-Lead

  • Beatrix Sylvani

    Education Co-Lead

  • Seongjoon PARK

    Marketing Lead

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